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Hero & Rad

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"Artists of the Week!: Hero & Rad"

The Houston rap scene gained national attention in the late nineties and early 00’s with screwed and chopped remixes – as well as their affinity for mixing codeine and cough syrup. That’s died down considerably on the national stage since then, but the cyclical nature of music in general will undoubtedly bring the city to the forefront of the American musical conscience.

Hero & Rad figure to play a role in that rebirth through their enthusiasm and penchant for a great beat. On “Smoothness, Coolness,” the duo pairs up with Austin’s Mike & Ike, and rhymes over top of a jazzy, mellow horn sample; the results are convincing. Their debut album – Resilience – has been out for a bit now, and is generating a lot of interest around their hometown. You can check some extra tracks out here, and check out the video for “Smoothness, Coolness” below. - tympanogram.com

"Hero & Rad ft. Mike & Ike - Smoothness, Coolness"

Southwest Houston’s Hero and Rad released their debut album “Resilience” on March 6 locally and it’s steadily growing a buzz from Houston’s underground. Featured on FWMJ’s Rappers I Know SXSW Showcase in Austin a few weeks back, appearances from The Legendary KO (K-Otix), Mic Skills and Digi M’s unique production is going to make Hero and Rad something you’re going to be hearing more of very soon, trust me.

Check out this interview with Rad from FWMJ’s Rappers I Know a few weeks back.

Smoothness, Coolness is the first singe off the album before they launch it nationally, with a video featuring Austin in the works. Download it now, don’t say I never did anything for you. - bigbadmedium.com


Past Projects:
Welcome To Hip-Hop Vol.1 (2007)
F.II'Def Media Presents: StayFresh Vol.1 (2008)
Resilience (2009) Full-Length LP
StayFresh Vol.2 (2009)
Scion Presents: Mission Control Vol.1 (2009)
Featured on:
Defiant - Mic Skills (2008)

Singles Airplay:
Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll - FM 88.1 , WCRX.net and WZRD (chicago)
Out Of Control - FM 88.1 , WCRX.net and WZRD (chicago)



From Alief, Texas, Hero & Rad have stayed just below the radar for long enough. Mixing elements from Rock, Jazz, Soul, and R & B, their music is true and polished beyond your usual Hip-Hop acts. Though many may deem them novices through their years, their stage presence and demeanor offer a live show that of a veteran. Continuously packing out shows in small and medium scale venues Hero & Rad have gained a very loyal following within the city and community. Their high-energy sets continue to steal shows and leave crowds buzzing and ready for more.